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Occupy Wall Street protesters stay at $700-a-night hotel
NY Post ^ | Nov 20, 2011 | CANDICE M. GIOVE

Posted on 11/20/2011 5:06:44 AM PST by Second Amendment First

Hell no, we won’t go — unless we get goose down pillows.

A key Occupy Wall Street leader and another protester who leads a double life as a businessman ditched fetid tents and church basements for rooms at a luxurious hotel that promises guests can “unleash [their] inner Gordon Gekko,” The Post has learned.

The $700-per-night W Hotel Downtown last week hosted both Peter Dutro, one of a select few OWS members on the powerful finance committee, and Brad Spitzer, a California-based analyst who not only secretly took part in protests during a week-long business trip but offered shelter to protesters in his swanky platinum-card room.

“Tents are not for me,” he confessed, when confronted in the sleek black lobby of the Washington Street hotel where sources described him as a “repeat” guest.

Spitzer, 24, an associate at financial-services giant Deloitte, which netted $29 billion in revenue last year, admitted he joined the protest at Zuccotti Park several times.

“I’m staying here for work,” said Spitzer, dressed down in a company T-shirt and holding a backpack and his suitcase. “I do finance, but I support it still.”

During his stay, hotel sources said, he and other ragtag revolutionaries he brought into the hotel lived like 1 percenters. He would order up a roll-out bed to accommodate guests, they said.

“He’s here all the time,” a hotel source said. “We all see him at the protest.”

Spitzer denied sheltering Occupiers. He claimed he only invited in a blogger buddy living at the park to wash off his camp grime.

Meanwhile, Dutro, 35, one of only a handful of OWS leaders in charge of the movement’s $500,000 in donations, checked in on Wednesday, the night after police emptied Zuccotti Park.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New York
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To: Second Amendment First

Some animals really are more equal than others.


2 posted on 11/20/2011 5:09:19 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Second Amendment First
Got to have a Trust fund.

He would not put his career on the line talking to the newspaper.

3 posted on 11/20/2011 5:09:24 AM PST by scooby321
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To: dirtboy
Some animals really are more equal than others.

Next thing you know, they'll be walking on two legs. (But still defecating on the sidewalk.)

4 posted on 11/20/2011 5:12:34 AM PST by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: scooby321
Bradley Spitzer
Title
Associate at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services
Demographic info
Orange County, California Area | Financial Services
Current:
Associate at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services
Past:
Researcher at NASA JPL
Education:
University of California, Los Angeles

5 posted on 11/20/2011 5:15:52 AM PST by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: scooby321
LinkedIn
Bradley  Spitzer

Bradley Spitzer

Associate at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services

Location
Orange County, California Area
Industry
Financial Services

Bradley Spitzer's Overview

Current
  • Associate at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services
Past
  • Researcher at NASA JPL
Education
  • University of California, Los Angeles
Connections

88 connections

Bradley Spitzer's Experience

Associate

Deloitte Financial Advisory Services

March 2011Present (9 months)

Provide valuation and financial consulting services across diverse industries including media, entertainment, retail, professional services, financial institutions and real estate. Perform valuations of intangible assets for the purposes of financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, bankruptcy, tax reporting and planning, and litigation support for trials and arbitrations.

Researcher

NASA JPL

June 2008August 2009 (1 year 3 months)

Studied the effects of aersol transport and aerosol optical depth on snow albedo in the Sierra Nevada Mountains through observations from the MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument onboard Aqua and Terra Satellites. Conducted research on behalf of JIFRESSE (Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Sciences and Engineering) between UCLA and JPL Pasadena.

Bradley Spitzer's Education

University of California, Los Angeles

BS, Math, Atmoshperic, and Oceanic Sciences

20052009

Activities and Societies: UCLA Unicamp

Bradley Spitzer's Additional Information

Groups and Associations:
Honors and Awards:

Governor's Scholar Award


6 posted on 11/20/2011 5:18:16 AM PST by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Hypocrisy defined


7 posted on 11/20/2011 5:20:02 AM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: scooby321
When I think of how many people in their 60s or even older who are struggling in this economy, worrying every day, many having had their savings and retirement accounts decimated, it makes me sick to see this 24 year old a****le staying at a $700/night Manhattan hotel while pontificating to the rest of us.
8 posted on 11/20/2011 5:22:42 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

The really bad part is that he was on a company tab. The company was paying the bill

I take this to mean he is all show and no real substance. He claims to be what he is really not. He visited the park soley to get the medal. The roughed up CBS journalist in Egypt was there to get the campaign medal for her resume


9 posted on 11/20/2011 5:31:16 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: scooby321

My bet he is an idiot. Bet he has a pink slip on monday.


10 posted on 11/20/2011 5:31:48 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: Second Amendment First
Peter Dutro, one of a select few OWS members on the powerful finance committee...

My, how quickly these egalitarians create their own elite.

11 posted on 11/20/2011 5:33:08 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: 6SJ7

Well who would you want on your finance committee? An accountant or a deranged bum?


12 posted on 11/20/2011 5:36:09 AM PST by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Someone close to me works for this company. Reaction: “He’s going to be fired. This is something we’re told we cannot do.” Deloitte is one of the five largest accounting firms in the world. They are a very good company to work for. This guy is a fool.


13 posted on 11/20/2011 5:38:12 AM PST by Seabeejas
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
while pontificating to the rest of us.

That's the real issue. I don't care how much money he makes or how he spends it. Nunna my damned bidness.
But someone who makes that kind of scratch has very much earn the right to STFU.


14 posted on 11/20/2011 5:40:05 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Attacking Wall Street because you're jobless is like burning down Whole Foods because you're hungry.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

...”When I think of how many people in their 60s or even older who are struggling in this economy, worrying every day, many having had their savings and retirement accounts decimated, it makes me sick to see this 24 year old a****le staying at a $700/night Manhattan hotel while pontificating to the rest of us”...

I am remembering a quote from somewhere which says something like, “When youth rule, the people are brought to mourning.” This 24 year mortal is sickening, but as long as he is bathed in money, he will not realize it.


15 posted on 11/20/2011 5:46:57 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Second Amendment First

What needs to happen is a class action lawsuit needs to be filed against these shietbags by all the cab drivers, restuarant workers, maids and other low income people who lost money when they couldn’t get to work because these slimebags were holding up traffic and clogging bridges. They want to help the poor, let them reimburse the couple million of people who keep getting screwed when these Marxist attention whores want to play radical.


16 posted on 11/20/2011 5:50:01 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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To: bert
The really bad part is that he was on a company tab. The company was paying the bill

DeLoitte is a consulting firm so this punk's expenses and possibly some of his protest time are probably being billed to some firm on Wall Street.

Whoever has an account at DeLoitte that this cretin works on should complain loudly.

17 posted on 11/20/2011 5:58:56 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck

Either his career at DeLoitte is going to be severely limited, or he’s going to become their CEO.


18 posted on 11/20/2011 6:11:03 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: dirtboy
In Obama's Army, the self-appointed generals don't want to stay with the privates.


19 posted on 11/20/2011 6:29:42 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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20 posted on 11/20/2011 6:32:29 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Second Amendment First
Should not have Deloitte--and the other Big 6, er 5, or is it 4 now, accounting firms--called the world's attention to the absolute CRAP on their client bank's balance sheets?

Man! Did they drop the ball . . . or was their retainer just to unbelievably big to risk bringing the party to an end?

21 posted on 11/20/2011 6:33:40 AM PST by Oratam
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To: scooby321

While I think your “Got to have a Trust fund” comment is quite likely, I am not at all sure that “He would not put his career on the line talking to the newspaper.”

Just look at all the stupid stuff visible to employers that this generation puts on Facebook, for example.

Deloitte should boot this guy if this report is accurate.


22 posted on 11/20/2011 6:34:16 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
“That's the real issue. I don't care how much money he makes or how he spends it. Nunna my damned bidness.
But someone who makes that kind of scratch has very much earn the right to STFU.”

I agree with you, but there is another important related issue. These people vote, while generally impervious to the effects of their uninformed and hypocrisy-laden voting preferences on the rest of society. It is stylish to be stupid, as long as you can wear the badge of the ‘progressive’. We have to fight the left’s propaganda, and pointing out their hypocrisy is an important element of that.

23 posted on 11/20/2011 6:37:53 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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24 posted on 11/20/2011 6:44:47 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: dirtboy
Meanwhile.....

Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in public money on her vacations

25 posted on 11/20/2011 6:49:11 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: dirtboy
Someone always figures out how to steal the money, turn these clowns over to the IRS. Whoever that work for should realize they have a crook on their hands.
26 posted on 11/20/2011 6:59:44 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Second Amendment First
You left out bogus thief, which it seems is what they got.
27 posted on 11/20/2011 7:01:31 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: FreedomPoster
Just look at all the stupid stuff visible to employers that this generation puts on Facebook, for example.

And until recently, nothing that companies could really use in the hiring/firing of employees unless extreme situations occurred. It was only in March that a lawsuit came about that said if people said it on a public forum, then companies could use it in their decisions, provided that the regular "protected class" rules weren't violated.

With such a freaking litigious society plus a boatload of governmental rules and regulations, companies were afraid to look. (sigh) {shakes head}

Although with a company as large as Deloitte, I'd wager there are several company policies that I'm sure this twerp violated, he's very likely going to be out of a job on Monday.

28 posted on 11/20/2011 7:02:08 AM PST by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: Second Amendment First
You left out bogus thief, which it seems is what they got.
29 posted on 11/20/2011 7:03:14 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: dirtboy

Hmmm... interesting

Pete Dutro
Tattooer at Fat Cat Tattos
Greater New York City Area Media Production
Current
Tattooer at Fat Cat Tattoos
Past
Project Manager at tinlab
Project Manager /Chief of Operations at tinlab
Owner at West Side Ink
Education
Polytechnic University
University of Massachusetts Boston
Massachusetts College of Art


30 posted on 11/20/2011 7:06:58 AM PST by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

reminds me of john kerry’s ‘protest’ against vietnam in dc.
he stayed in georgetown with rich friends and it wasn’t until he heard Nixon was planning a massive arrest of protestors that he got in the mud.


31 posted on 11/20/2011 7:07:05 AM PST by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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To: dirtboy
Some animals really are more equal than others.

I worked with a reformed Black Panther member back in the early 1990s and we talked a bit about his experiences, and how he went from being a Black radical to being a Reagan Conservative/Republican.

The tipping point for him was a big event in DC where he and his fellow rank/file were camped out in Lafayette Park. They all packed up and quit/left after they heard that Huey Newton, Stokely Carmichael and the Party leadership were "holed up" in the Mayflower Hotel having a drugs & hooker party.
32 posted on 11/20/2011 7:21:40 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
STFU was never quite so eloquent. I'm saving this for the right moment.
Thanks very much for posting.
33 posted on 11/20/2011 7:26:33 AM PST by lbryce (There is no pro-choice option.It's either providing the gift of life or it's murder,plain and simple)
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To: dirtboy

It’s very amusing to read accounts of well-heeled celebrities and others who go slumming with the Occies. “Well, they’re showing support for the “poor and oppressed” say their defenders. “What’s wrong with a rich person protesting against inequality?” they splutter. Well then, why don’t all these very rich types give up all but about ten percent of their wealth so the “poor and oppressed” can share in the sweet life? We know the reason: the rich hangers-on just want to be thought of being one of the masses and sticking it to the man. But they sure don’t want to get dirty in the process. No tents for me, says one of them. Of course no tents for you. And no filth and disease either.


34 posted on 11/20/2011 8:18:17 AM PST by driftless2
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To: dirtboy


35 posted on 11/20/2011 8:40:25 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: dirtboy

bm


36 posted on 11/20/2011 8:51:08 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: jazzlite

It’s not a $700 hotel more like $300-400. With corp discount prob $300/night. For Manhattan that’s going rate... And it looks like he went to work during day and did protest on his own time. If so I see nothing wrong with that..

If you worked during day for Deliotte in another city and protested at night should you be fired for allowing another protestor to stay with you?

However the story is likely to get him fired since he’s a lowlevel bringing controversy to deloitte.


37 posted on 11/20/2011 9:21:39 AM PST by GreaterSwiss
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To: dirtboy

Just like in Communist Russia, China, and Cuba.....

The workers Paradise has to have Masters.


38 posted on 11/20/2011 9:32:51 AM PST by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: dirtboy
I would love to see comment #1.

Dutro, 35, one of only a handful of OWS leaders in charge of the movement’s $500,000 in donations, checked in on Wednesday, the night after police emptied Zuccotti Park.
.......................... he emptied the bank accounts!!

39 posted on 11/20/2011 10:47:25 AM PST by chooseascreennamepat (When every candidate is running in last place, everyone is in first place.)
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To: dirtboy

“Tents are not for me”.

Well,la-de-da.


40 posted on 11/20/2011 11:26:57 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: Walkingfeather

Deloitte won’t like this unneeded publicity from a lefty Noob. You might be correct.


41 posted on 11/20/2011 11:35:52 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: dirtboy

Another day in Obamaland.

Now why don’t you go pay your taxes? Your government is broke. :)

/sarc(?????)


42 posted on 11/20/2011 1:01:22 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: chooseascreennamepat

“...the night after police emptied Zuccotti Park.”

I blame this whole fiasco on the police. I mean, where else was the guy supposed to go?


43 posted on 11/20/2011 1:17:42 PM PST by 21twelve ("We can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust....and another lost generation.")
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To: dirtboy

When they try to shut down Congress, they will spend a million busing in their (paid?) activists.

They are the brownshirts of the Obama2012 campaign


44 posted on 11/20/2011 2:08:34 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Second Amendment First

45 posted on 11/20/2011 4:32:19 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: dirtboy

The Deloitte consultant isn’t paying for that room, basically the corporate rate at the W is between 289 and 489 a night (plus tax), Deloitte has a housing allowance for travelling consultants, and any remaining out of pocket expense for the room is a tax deduction.

The W Hotel is a “distressed property” due to overleveraging debt during the boom years. TO lock in corporate travellers they provide very reasonable prices to large corporations like Deloitte.


46 posted on 11/20/2011 6:14:55 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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